Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, will be the guest lecturer for the Thirteenth Annual James M. Nabrit Jr. Lecture, on March 23, 2017. The program will begin at 12:30pm in the Moot Court Room of Houston Hall.
“We are excited to host Kristen Clarke as our Nabrit lecturer this year,” said Danielle Holley-Walker, dean of Howard University School of Law. “The work she has done leading the Lawyers’ Committee over the past year has been so important especially as America continues to confront the stubborn issues of justice and equality for all.”
“Kristen is a pioneer in the true spirit and legacy of James M. Nabrit Jr. We look forward to a great program,” said Holley-Walker.
Clarke spent several years at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and also worked in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. Before coming to the Lawyers’ Committee, she was head of the Civil Rights Bureau for the New York State Attorney General’s Office where she worked on criminal justice issues, education, and housing discrimination, among other areas. As the James M. Nabrit Jr. guest lecturer, Clarke will discuss the future of civil rights lawyering and will delve into the question: where do civil rights lawyers and advocates go from here?
The lecture will be open to the public.